It’s not only Kashmir people who are using media tools to express dissent on social networking site. Two days ago a senior Hurriyat Conference Leader Shabir Ahmad Shah took to Facebook to express dissent. He probably realized that a picture can speak more than thousand words. But the opposition, he was showing with a morphed picture wasn’t to the Indian government, but a colleague in the conglomerate.
As the official visit of seven member Hurriyat Conference (M) delegation ended after dinner with former prime minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharief, cracks inside the amalgam become visible yet again. Allegedly, Shah, one of the key members of Hurriyat went on social networking site ‘Facebook’ and leveled strong allegations on two other executive members who are now-a-days in Pakistan.
Chairman Democratic Freedom party Shah used pictures instead of words on ‘Facebook’.
Hurriyat leader has already criticized the Pakistan trip as he was of the opinion that present political atmosphere of Islamabad was not suitable for visit as the political parties were busy with the process of forth coming elections.
Morphed picture of two Indian cricketers in which faces of two executive members, Prof Abdul Gani Bhat and Mukhtar Ahmad Waza have been fitted, was allegedly shared and tagged by Shah on Facebook .
Mukhtar Waza, who heads Jammu and Kashmir People’s League, was close aid of Shah till 1988 and after which the League broke down. Waza joined Farooq Rehmani who is presently in Pakistan heading a separate forum as he left People’s League after developing indifferences with Sheikh Aziz who was killed in 2008.
Hurriyat camp being victim of lobbyism severely affected Kashmir movement and the indifferences between Prof Abdul Gani Bhat, former Chairman of APHC (M) and Shah became clear after the former addressing a gathering at his native village termed UN Resolutions ‘impracticable’. As a result the groups had a brawl at the amalgam’s headquarters in Raj Bagh. “The incident that took place after a Sufi Shrine was gutted and Shah was attacked while on visit there. The Raj Bagh brawl was the counter,” political analysts observed.
“Every time indifference erupted Mirvaiz Umar Farooq stabilized the situation but this time it seems he can’t. Let’s wait and see what happens,” said one of the amalgam leaders wishing not to be named.
Mohd Yousf Naqash, who heads Islamic Political Party, ruled out any further split and said, “We have objections on several issue and among them one was Pakistan visit as we being one of the constituent of Hurriyat Conference has right to put forward our opinion but we were not consulted.”
He adds: “We have no problem with the chairman but we have demanded and will continue to demand institutionalization of pro-freedom camp.”
Naqash said, “We are also opposing mixed language of those leaders who are right now in Pakistan including the chairman, they are saying we want freedom, we want right to self determination, we want resolution of Kashmir issue through UN resolutions, sometimes they are saying that Kashmir can resolved through dialogue and even before visiting Pakistan the chairman advised Geelani’s group to show flexibility. What is this? It is confusing for Kashmiri people who have given scarifies.”
Shabir Ahmad Dar, who heads the rival group of Prof. Abdul Gani Bhat, recently criticized the Hurriyat visit after ‘President Asif Ali Zardari said that Pakistan wants resolution of Kashmir issue through United Nation resolutions’.
Shah wasn’t available for comment. However, Zammer Ahamd Sheikh, his spokesman said, “Shah is not using Facebook, might be our operator has done this. We have no personal rivalry with them as they are our brothers.”
He justified the computer operator’s action by saying, “such things happen now-a-days we shouldn’t take them serious.”